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  1. Eat This Now: Hummus at Gogo's Pizza and KababRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | OC Weekly

    Pizza gets top billing at Gogo's Pizza and Kabab, which is a little weird to me because their pizza is just so-so. No, if you ever find yourself at that weird little take-out counter in Costa Mesa, you want to be ordering from the "kabob" [Gogo can't decide on their preferred spelling] half of the menu.

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  2. Anne Marie's Top Five Restaurants Of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | OC Weekly

    I spend the whole damn year thinking about whether a place I'm at could make Top 5. What I've come to learn is that my instinct is generally right. If it's good, I won't have to think about it.

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  3. Dave's Top Five Drinks of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | OC Weekly

    As I was sifting through my notes and photos to develop this list, I kept having one particular thought: damn, was I a lush. How do I pick five drinks from a cast of literally thousands? Many worthy candidates were skipped here--which just goes to show that drinking culture in OC is finally starting to move beyond vodka "martinis" and huge fishbowls of Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle was, before he was a bourbon magnate, a traveling salesman for the W.L. Weller distillery.

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  4. Tony Santana's Big Break into OC Hip-Hop 'Eminent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | OC Weekly

    Inside a small Costa Mesa home studio, clouds from burning incense and blunts gather toward the ceiling. The thump of a beat in its Beta stages causes the cozy walls to rattle with bass.

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  5. Nekter Juice Bar: Fresh Food Items and Free DrinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | OC Weekly

    Nekter's gone through renovations, updates and promotions in the last month. If you're a fan of their liquid nourishment, we've got all the juicy updates ahead.

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  6. Orchid Restaurant in Costa Mesa EvictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | OC Weekly

    Tipster and Top-Commenter JB sent us a heads up that Orchid Restaurant in Costa Mesa closed last Tuesday. Actually, they were evicted.

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  7. ST Patisserie Chocolat Now Open In Costa MesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | OC Weekly

    The holiday season just keeps getting sweeter, as another dessert spot unlocks its doors to the public. Found in our favorite neck of the woods, SoCo Collection, you can thank Master Pastry Chef Stephane Treand for gracing patrons with a high-end confectionery retailer and pastry school all rolled into one, multi-purpose space.

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  8. Temakira, Sushi Hand Roll Shop, Opens in Costa MesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | OC Weekly

    Recent years have brought on various sushi innovations in OC. Ten years ago it was the advent of revolving sushi, such as Kula , Kaisen , and Gatten.

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  9. Amar Santana Announces Upcoming Concept: Vaca, a Spanish RestaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | OC Weekly

    When a chef goes off to open their own concept, it's a risk. Those that succeed are in it for the long haul.

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  10. On the Line: Carlos Anthony of Taco Asylum, Part OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | OC Weekly

    A change in leadership prompted additional updates in this Costa Mesa kitchen, best known for some crazy stuffing ideas in their tortillas. I drop by the asylum early in the week, as Carlos Anthony divides his expertise between here and a San Diego spot.

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  11. Plugged Into Local 2.0 Kicks Off With Tapioca and the Flea, Dec. 3 at the WayfarerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | OC Weekly

    We realize the holidays are creeping up, and soon it'll be time to defrost the turkey, chop down evergreens, and plug in an ungodly amount of festive lights. Of course, we at Heard Mentality would rather just watch a bunch of cool bands plug in their instruments and play a show.

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  12. The Boathouse Collective's Costa Mesa ZenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | OC Weekly

    We were driving through a desolate, industrial part of Costa Mesa we'd never been to and had no business being in before tonight. A factory with gigantic pressure vessels and pillars spewing steam passed on my left.

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  13. The Abigails' New Album is Coming-of-Age Satanic Outlaw CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | OC Weekly

    In the gritty underbelly of alt-country lurks sometimes-OC locals, The Abigails, a fusion of psych rock and outlaw country lead by front man and eccentric charmer, Warren Thomas. The group's rotating lineup currently includes members from Father John Misty and Douglas and The Furs, and considering Thomas spent time as a member of The Growlers, this is a cast of musicians that know their way around a stage.

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  14. Locals Only: Common Kings Are RoyalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | OC Weekly

    Common Kings are poised for a major breakout. They just came off a tour with Justin Timberlake--13 dates across Australia and New Zealand--and for their debut LP, Hits and Mrs. , they're in the studio with a team of A-list producers that includes Timberlake's longtime co-songwriter/producer Rob Knox, Grammy winner Supa Dups and Brian Kennedy .

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  15. Tegan and Sara to Play Free Concert at OC FairgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | OC Weekly

    The Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara technically formed at birth, but identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin didn't actually start writing and playing music together until they were in their teens. They've released seven studio albums since then, including 2004's So Jealous and 2007's The Con .

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  16. Restaurant Roll Call for October 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | OC Weekly

    Time again for our monthly roll call of open-and-shut-cases we wrote about last month. The most notable was the debut of Barley Forge Brewing Co.

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  17. TK North Factory, Obanyaki Vendor, at Costa Mesa Mitsuwa For This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | OC Weekly

    Do you know what an obanyaki is? It's a Japanese waffle-like filled pastry that goes by many names including oyaki, imagawayaki and "sweet pumpkin." The latter is what TK North Factory has apparently decided to call them, even though most of the ones they're going to be making contain red bean, custard and caramel, and not actual pumpkin, sweet or otherwise.

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  18. Damien Blaise of Blok's Guide to Making the Best Halloween CostumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | OC Weekly

    With a stage show that already features prominent uses of costumes and trippy images, it should come as no surprise that Blok is headlining the Zombie Prom at the Wayfarer this Friday night in celebration of Halloween. Unlike the group's previous show, which was at Disneyland, Damien Blaise promises that the duo's set will be amplified and a more intense experience.

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  19. SoCal Reggae All Stars Talks Supergroup Status, New Album and Weekly Wayfarer ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | OC Weekly

    Reggae lovers looking for a weekly fix can convene at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on Tuesday nights, where the stage bustles with a rotating lineup of musicians known as the SoCal Reggae All Stars. Comprised of members from Steel Pulse, Common Sense, and Big Mountain, the super group views the weekly gig as a way to keep Southern California's reggae community engaged and growing.

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  20. Five Great Pumpkin-Less Fall TreatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | OC Weekly

    Satirist John Oliver put it best in his recent rant on the pumpkin spice gimmick: Come autumn, we look at pumpkins and go "I don't know why, but I simply have to drink that." There are plenty of valid applications for pumpkin, don't get us wrong, but there are a myriad of other fall flavors that get neglected by pumpkin-crazed consumers.

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